Chief justice has no right to humiliate judges: Justice Siddiqui 1

ISLAMABAD: Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court on Friday said the chief justice of Pakistan (CJP) doesn’t have the right to humiliate judicial officers. 

While hearing a case, the judge observed that the top adjudicator has the right to overturn or uphold the rulings of other judges but lacked the right to humiliate them.

Justice Siddiqui appealed to CJP Mian Saqib Nisar not to issue personal or derogatory remarks against judges who he said commanded equal respect.

Lately, an additional district and sessions judge in Larkana made headlines after the chief justice of Pakistan reprimanded him and threw his cellphone for keeping it in the courtroom.

Gul Zameer Solangi tendered his resignation saying he “suffered deep anguish and injury to his self respect” after the incident.

He submitted his resignation to the registrar Sindh High Court. He wrote: “Due to humiliating behavior of honourable…which was widely aired in the electronic, print and social media. I have suffered deep anguish and injury to my self-respect and dignity therefore I am unable to continue my job with your esteemed organization.”

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